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A virtual event is being held tomorrow to showcase a new degree in policing offered by University Studies at West Suffolk College (USWSC) based in Bury St Edmunds.

As the only provider in Suffolk to offer a degree in policing, USWSC made the decision to hold the talk to give prospective students a 'valuable insight' into the opportunities this pathway can give them.

The Pathways to Policing event is part of the launch of its Professional Policing degree, which starts in September.

Daniella Lord, positive action recruitment advisor for Suffolk Constabulary and vice-chair of the Suffolk Ethnic Police Association (SEPA), will talk about entry routes into the police force Picture by: Mark Westley
Daniella Lord, positive action recruitment advisor for Suffolk Constabulary and vice-chair of the Suffolk Ethnic Police Association (SEPA), will talk about entry routes into the police force Picture by: Mark Westley

With more than 50 people already set to attend, the talk will see Daniella Lord, positive action recruitment advisor for Suffolk Constabulary and vice-chair of the Suffolk Ethnic Police Association (SEPA), deliver a live presentation on entry routes into the police force.

She will also be joined by Detective Constable Jason Thomas who is part of the Joint Learning and Development team for Suffolk Constabulary.

Daniella said: “I am participating in the Pathways to Policing event to inform the students about the new Police Education Qualification Framework which is a great opportunity for individuals to upskill themselves, gain a free qualification as well as train in a really rewarding career.

"The new training programmes aim to standardise policing across the UK, so it is a really exciting time for this sector and opens up so many job opportunities and specialisms as soon as the training is complete.”

University Studies at West Suffolk College (USWSC) are set to hold a virtual Pathways to Policing event this week as part of the launch of their Professional Policing degree. (56598452)
University Studies at West Suffolk College (USWSC) are set to hold a virtual Pathways to Policing event this week as part of the launch of their Professional Policing degree. (56598452)

Elspeth Lees, executive dean at University Studies, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting this fantastic virtual event to be able to give attendees a valuable insight into the opportunities our new policing degree can give them. We are so proud to offer the only professional policing degree in Suffolk and I must extend our thanks to our speakers for supporting this event.”

As part of the event, support teams from USWSC will also be on hand to give a live talk on the services and student support available at University Studies.

Robin Herne, course leader for sociology and criminology at USWSC, will also be delivering a talk on all thing’s criminology.

The event will be held on Thursday, May 12, from 6pm. For more information and to register for the event please follow this link: https://www.universitystudies.wsc.ac.uk/events/pathways-to-policing